Since there has been a couple of similar posts in a row especially for the game updates I figured why changing things up so that's where this article comes in. One of the designers in charge of 2K17's Universe Mode took to the 2K website to fill the fans in on what will be able expect in this years game and for one am excited as it looks really good so far. For the full post and to keep updated on all things 2K17 check out here
"Hey guys, I’m Cristo Kyriazis, designer in charge of WWE 2K17’s Universe Mode. If you’re not familiar with it, Universe Mode is an experience based on the WWE shows and events, with WWE Superstars competing against each other in rivalries and for championships, in settings where anything can happen all year round. Alongside the results you would expect to see on TV, we want players to also experience the “what-if” and fantasy scenarios that could happen in WWE. This could include things like a surprise underdog earning a title shot and winning the gold against the odds; a fan-favorite Superstar turning against the crowd and doing everything he or she can to make them hate him or her; or even watching tag team partners compete against each other to see if their comradery will endure the rivalry or if they’ll go their own separate ways.
What makes Universe Mode really stand out is the huge level of customization we support for the players who want to take control with their own ideas. You can create your own roster of WWE and custom Superstars, choose the championships they compete for, change up the shows and PPVs they compete on – or even create your own! The WWE 2K17 Creation Suite and Community Creations options unlock a huge level of potential for WWE Universe that are unlike anything else."
"Here’s the match card of the show, fitting right in with broadcast graphics straight out of Raw. This is where you guys get to decide which matches you want to play or simulate. One notable change we’ve made here is that you have to proceed through the match card in the order it’s presented. This might change the way our Universe veterans go through their matches, but it really lets our commentary shine as the team talks about what’s happened and what’s coming next throughout the show. You’ve probably noticed the “R” symbols next to some of the Superstars’ names. This is a new graphic that indicates if a Superstar is in a rivalry. Keep an eye on the matches that feature these Superstars to experience storylines that unfold between the rivals."
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For years I have said that the WWE has wasted the vast library they have in the company as they never used the talent or the video footage that they have acquired. However, since the start of the Network they have done a lot more with the footage, but still I think they could do more with DVD's and Video games using their library and they are doing exactly that this year with Goldberg being a central point this year.
Last week during Raw the WWE gave us what many called a disappointing announcement when we found out that the yearly special game character for this installment of the WWE gaming series will be Bill Goldberg. That name may not resonate with a lot of WWE, but almost every WCW will know that name and be extremely excited to see 2K has planned for this years game with Goldberg. Ask for the WWE end of things Bill hasn't been seen in the WWE since his stinker of a WrestleMania match back in 2004 with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 20.
Now does this mean that Goldberg will be following in the footsteps of names like Ultimate Warrior and head back to the WWE well at this point it doesn't seem like that no, but then again "Anything can happen in the WWE." This seems to the case because of how Bill left back in 2004 and Vince still holding a grudge against Bill for it. I'm not saying that much would done now as I do only believe as far as in-ring competition I think he'd only come back for Mania, but once again who knows in the WWE.
After last years focus around Steve Austin and the solid career mode I am very excited to see what they do this year with Bill Goldberg. As I have been saying for years how I don't think the company is taking advantage of their library enough and as I do believe things like WCW, ECW, and other old school companies still have an untapped market ripe for the picking.